April 12, 2014

Agendas for Monday's work session and meeting of the Whitfield Board of Education

— Called Work Session

Whitfield County Board of Education

1306 South Thornton Avenue

April 14, 2014

5:30 p.m.

Call to Order & Roll Call

Adoption of Agenda

Executive Session




April 14, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Call to Order & Roll Call

Adoption of Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silent Reflection



• Northwest High School Swim and Dive Team Qualify for State

• Northwest High School Robotics Team receives The Excellence Award and Place 2nd in Region

• Students Place 2nd and 3rd at the Georgia Educational Technology Fair

• Chad Brock – 1st Place in the Regional Archery Tournament and Austin Martin had Highest Score for Cohutta at State Archery Tounament

• Keta Martinez – Parent Involvement Coordinator Spotlight for the Month of March for GaDOE Parent Engagement Program

• Kristy Adams and TeQuita Hilton – Georgia Department of Driver Services Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Examiners

• 2014 Georgia All State Chorus

Hearing of Individuals and/or Delegations – Please limit comments to 3 minutes

• Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 12617

Approval of Minutes for Board Training on February 25, 2014 and Board Meetings on March 3, 2014                           

Purchase Orders over $25,000        


General Funds

Capital Projects Funds

Superintendent Report

Teaching and Learning

8th Grade Writing Report – Michelle Caldwell

Bandwidth Grant – Audrey Williams

AdvancED Accreditation Award – Audrey Williams

Public Library Grant – Karey Williams

Birth to Five Striving Readers Grant – Karey Williams

Amended 2014-2015 School Calendar


Support Services

First Reading of WCS Student Discipline Code of Conduct and WCS Student Dress Code        


Previous Business

• Second Reading of Change in Board Policy: Wellness Program: EEE

• Second Reading of Change in Board Policy: Food Service Management: EE

• Second Reading of Change in Board Policy: Employee Tobacco Use: GAN

• Second Reading of Change in Board Policy: Student Tobacco Use: JCDAA

New Business

• Donation Check for Dalton State College and Southeast High School AP Government Alliance Program

• Donation Check for Soccer Uniforms for Valley Point Middle School

• Donation Check for Parking Lot Change Order for Dug Gap Elementary School

• Tunnel Hill Police Department Donate Car to NWGCCA

• Donation Check from OmNova in Honor of Daryl Dobbins for Cohutta Elementary School

• Donation Check for General Fund for Phoenix High School

Contracts for E-Rate 2014-2015 (Windstream, G-Tech Security Solutions, Telenet Systems & Alarm Systems, Fireside Technology, Inc., and CDW Government)

Proposed Changes to GSBA Legislation Positions and Delegate and Alternate Appointments for GSBA Conference                    


Whitfield County Board of Education

Louis Fordham – Chairman

Bill Worley – Vice Chairman

Thomas Barton, Rodney Lock, Tony Stanley